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Carers

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Are You a Carer?

If you are, please let us know - we may be able to help you. 

Carers: 

"We recognize that Carers are often 'hidden' looking after a family member, friend, neighbour with day to day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer." 
Sister Gabby Wright is our Carers Lead, Offering support and regular health checks to all of our carers. We work closely alongside Carers Support Wiltshire, Alzheimers Support and many other outside agencies.  
We have a Platinum award for our carers service from carers support Wiltshire.
To register as a carer please contact reception or bring this to the attention of any GP, Nurse or member of staff within Trowbridge Health Centre. Carers registration Form
Useful websites:

Young Carers:

A young carer is a child or young person (aged from 5 to 25) whose life is affected by caring for at least one family member, over and above just ’helping out’.

There are an estimated 700,000 young carers in the UK, some as young as 5 years old

Wiltshire Young Carers also offer support to young carers under 25 years. They support projects all over the country for young carers to attend. For more information visit www.communityfirst.org.uk.

Please click here to download our carers leaflet for more information on how Trowbridge Health Centre can support you. 

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

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Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.



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